From BR Bullpen
Ernest Gordon Phelps (Blimp)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 225 lb.
- Debut September 17, 1931
- Final Game September 27, 1942
- Born April 19, 1908 in Odenton, MD USA
- Died December 10, 1992 in Odenton, MD USA
 Biographical Information
Catcher Babe Phelps played eleven seasons in the majors with a lifetime batting average of .310. He hit .364 in 1935 (in 121 at-bats) and .367 in 1936 (in 319 at-bats). He qualified for the batting title in 1936 and finished second in the league behind Paul Waner at .373.
Before he became a major league regular, he played in the minors at Hagerstown, Youngstown and Albany.
While Phelps was with the Dodgers, they hired Babe Ruth as a coach, and Phelps became friends with Ruth.
After his major league days he worked for a railroad.
One source: SABR biography of Babe Phelps.
 Notable Achievements
- 3-time NL All-Star (1938-1940)